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Nicholls, Jean

Born: Sep 24, 1954

Date of Passing: Jul 23, 2021

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NICHOLLS: Jean (Kuipers), beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister died peacefully at the age of 66 on July 23, 2021, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with her husband and children by her side, after losing her battle with liver disease. She was born in Brandon, Manitoba on September 24, 1954, to Rudy and Winnie Kuipers. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Gary Nicholls, her children: Rita (Aaron) Van Dresar, Tessa, and Adam (grandchildren, Karson Mason and Kylee) her siblings: Sally (John) Leder, Bonnie (Arie) Grootenboer, Betty (Tim) Reimche, Peter Kuipers, Harold Kuipers, Diane Lawrence, Carolin (Craig) Bock, and Doreen (Patrick) Braaten. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Rudy and Winnie Kuipers. Jean grew up with her 8 siblings, following their father's career as a baker, mostly in Rivers and Brandon. Gary and Jean raised their family in Kenton until 1986, and then moved to Oak Lake, where Gary resides. Jean volunteered for the Oak Lake United Church Activity group and the Fair Committee while she worked in the insurance industry. She retired in September of 2019. Jean's kindness, supportive nature, willingness to help, and her smiling face will be missed by all that knew her. The family will be cherishing Jean's memory in private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Jean Nicholls to the Canadian Liver Foundation Manitoba Chapter, Box 1583, Lac du Bonet, Manitoba, R0E 1A0.

"In life, we loved you;
in death we love you still.
In our hearts we know you have found peace at last."

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Publish Date: Aug 7, 2021

NICHOLLS: Jean, 66 years, beloved wife of Gary Nicholls, mother of Rita, Tessa and Adam, passed away in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, July 23, 2021. The family will cherish Jean's memory privately. In memory of Jean, donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation or to charity of your choice. Kowalchuk's Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.

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Publish Date: Jul 27, 2021

As published in Brandon Sun on Jul 27, 2021, Aug 07, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife and mom! I think of your mom quite often. May your strength and love carry you all through this sad time! Kelly (Bartel) Unger - Posted by: Kelly Unger (Family friend ) on: Jul 29, 2021

  • Our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt condolences are with each of you and your families at this time. May your memories put a smile on your face and in your heart. Cherish those memories as you celebrate the life of your Mom (Tessa) and your sister (Sally). Your family and friends at Supreme Steel. - Posted by: Supreme Steel LP (Employer) on: Jul 28, 2021

  • I am so sorry to hear of Jean's passing, was just sharing some memories in June with her on facebook. Too young too soon. - Posted by: Arlette Wright (friend) on: Jul 27, 2021

  • We are so sorry to hear of Jean's passing. Too young. Our most sincere condolences to you Gary, Rita, Tessa, and Adam. - Posted by: Ed & Rosemary Hunt (Friends ) on: Jul 27, 2021

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